Today in History: Charles Edward Anderson–Meteorologist was Born

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Meteorologist , Charles Edward Anderson

On this day August 13, 1919 Charles Edward Anderson, was born on a farm in University City, near St. Louis, Missouri.

He graduated as Valedictorian from Sumner High School in 1937 and received a Bachelor of Science from Lincoln University in 1941.

He was certified in Meteorology (master’s degree) from the University of Chicago in 1943.

Charles Anderson also earned a Master of Science in Chemistry in 1948 from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York.

In 1960, Mr. Anderson earned a Ph.D. in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Meteorology.

Dr. Anderson worked at the Chief Cloud Physics Branch at the Air Force Cambridge Research Center in Massachusetts from 1948 to 1961.

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